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15th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards, 2018

The 15th annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards is right around the corner. Taking place on Friday, November 9th, 2018, this is our region’s longest running technology honors.

Tampa Bay Tech (a membership-based technology council) puts on the awards each year. This year the Tampa Bay Tech Awards will take place at Armature Works near downtown Tampa. In honor of the 15 year crystal anniversary of the awards, this year’s theme will be celebrating the shining stars of the tech community in Tampa Bay.

Tickets are not available at this time.

Event Snapshot:

15th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards

Armature Works

1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Lots of onsite parking available for a fee


And the nominees for 2018 are…

Those companies with an asterisk (*) are members of Tampa Bay Tech

Technology Company of the Year

Technology Executive of the Year

  • Arun Ramaswamy, Chief Engineer, Nielsen *
  • Dan Lasher, Corporate Vice President, Information Technology – Governance, Security and Architecture, Tech Data *
  • Nimish Shrivastava, CTO, Venuetize

Technology Leader of the Year

  • Brian Sobus, Vice President of Engineering, Nextech *
  • Eric Kerin, Senior IT Manager, Incubation & Developer Services, Jabil *
  • John Just, Senior Vice President, Learning Innovation, KnowBe4 *

Emerging Technology Leader of the Year

  • Ashlee Lane, Managing Director, Accenture *
  • Dr. Karla Mastracchio, Cybersecurity Strategy and Security Culture Instructor, SecureSet *

Technology Project of the Year

  • Geographic Solutions *
  • MercuryWorks
  • Valpak *

Workplace Culture Program of the Year

  • Autoloop
  • Nextech *
  • Tech Data * (Elevate & SPECTRUM BRGs)

Excellence in Service

Emerging Technology Company of the Year


Meetup of the Year

Tech Innovation Team of the Year

  • Jabil * – Smart Packaging IT Team

Student Workforce Initiative of the Year

  • Tech Data * – Summer Internship Program

Industry/Academic Partnership of the Year

  • Nielsen * & the University of Florida *



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